Season 7 of Supernatural is very polarizing from what I can tell. Reading comments and blogs online shows that the Leviathans are a it or miss addition to the show.
Some people dislike them, and believe Season 7 is sort of a waste because they really aren’t that good of an enemy to the Winchesters, and the overall season isn’t very well written.
I don’t disagree with that statement. It’s not the best season overall. There are a lot of deus ex machina situations, and it feels like the writers for this season were trying to hang on to the past.
Personally, I like the idea of the Leviathans. They were an overwhelming enemy that really didn’t have a way to be permanently defeated, but they were sort of left in the dust.
The brothers ended up defeating Dick Roman, the Leviathan head honcho, and a few others along the way, but Dick was the only one they actually killed.
I would have liked the Leviathans to be more of a long-term enemy like Angels and Demons are. They are both enemies at different times throughout the series, and allies at other times too.
Leviathans could defeat both Angels and Demons, and were honestly better in mostly every aspect, other than they were temporary.
Now technically there are some Leviathans still out there, so we may see a revival of them in the upcoming final season, but I doubt that is the case.
Overall? The season could be better.
There weren’t a lot of interesting side hunts this season, and the ones that we did get pointed to the Leviathan a decent amount of the time.
Do I dislike the season? Not at all. I think it had a good amount of storytelling, and we got a lot of emotions from the brothers when dealing with Bobby, who turns into a ghost this season.
In my opinion, some of the strongest parts of the show aren’t when the brothers end up killing some monster or stopping some world-ending threat. I think some of the strongest moments are when the brothers show their vulnerable side, opening up about how scared they are, or how they doubt themselves, because it makes them more human. It makes them more relatable.
The one part of this season that I disliked the most though was the side characters. Two more specifically. We get introduced to Frank, who is a conspiracy nut and a computer wizard, and he helps the brothers out when they need to get off the grid.
He’s around for a bit, but then suddenly disappears from the show and we don’t get mention of him again. He’s assumed to be dead and eaten by the Leviathan, but the Winchesters don’t say much about it and Frank gets lost in the grand scheme of 14 seasons.
The other is Kevin Tran. Now Kevin becomes a very important character in future seasons, which I am totally fine with. He adds a nice touch to the show and he becomes a member of the Winchester’s proxy family. What I don’e like about him this season is his introduction.
He comes into the show with only a couple of episodes left, and he becomes this necessary piece to stopping the Leviathan.
If he had been introduced even halfway through the show I wouldn’t be upset about it, but I am not a fan of characters being introduced near the end of a season, just for them to be a key piece in stopping whatever world-ending threat is out there.
IF the character had been built up to, or the Winchesters had been on the hunt for them for a while, or even if there was some mention of it, then I am much more okay with this character’s late introduction.
My problem comes from when these characters appear literally out of the blue to save the day. To me that’s just lazy story telling.